Managing lower gastrointestinal problems after cancer treatment

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Published: 20 Jun 2015
Next review: 20 Jun 2017
Edition: 1
This guidance supports healthcare professionals to manage any long-term lower GI consequences of cancer or its treatment. 
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Published: 20 Jun 2015
Next review: 20 Jun 2017
Edition: 1
This guidance supports healthcare professionals to manage any long-term lower GI consequences of cancer or its treatment. 

About this guide

Chronic GI symptoms often affect those who have been treated with pelvic radiotherapy for urological cancers, gynaecological cancers and colorectal cancers. These symptoms may arise as new symptoms several years after cancer treatment has ended.

This guide will help you to:

- identify patients experiencing chronic GI problems

- provide basic advice and treatment

- give practical advice 

- refer patients if symptoms do not improve.